Reviewed by Bethp from Ponca City, OK on Wednesday, November 28, 2012
My son snowboards so I thought a good pair of wool socks would be good. Smartwool received the best reviews, so I sent 2 pair of Smartwool snowboard socks for Christmas. My son called a week later to tell me they were the best socks he had ever worn. Great for snowboarding, however that's not the real reason he loves them. He is an electrician that wears heavy work boots and conditions are not always favorable. My son said because they have extra padding around the shin and heel area,(cushion for ski boots) that they cushion his work boots so he no longer comes home with sore feet, ankle and shin bone. Since electricians are in all sorts of weather conditions, the socks always keep his feet dry, warm and no longer smell at the end of the day. Don't let the snowboarding description for the socks fool you, they are great for anyone that wears work boots of any kind, also. I've been instructed for birthdays and Christmas to always send Smartwool Snowboarding socks...nothing else. My son is 26.